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Old 19 September 2006, 17:11   #11
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rage looks like a nice bit of kit, ocean dynamics are a well thought out rib arnt they. come across any proplems?
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Old 20 September 2006, 13:31   #12
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I work for a company who build aluminium workboats purely for the commercial market. www.alnmaritec.co.uk We are about to start building our first aluminium rib - albeit with solid foam tubes so not a true RIB!!!

I look forward to watching your progress on here!

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Old 20 September 2006, 14:24   #13
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Thanks for all the replys Adam younger looks like a nice hull is that the first ali boat they made? where is the work shop i would be intreasted in looking at your rib, any channce of having a look?
No - they have made many boats - and Frank who runs the company is probably the best Ali worker I have come across.

Recently they have been building the aluminium catamarans for South Boats, but have built anything from commercial Hovercraft to Patrol boats.

Give me a call on 01983 528820 (office hours) and I will pass on contact details. A & M Fabrications are based in Cowes.

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ok Adam ill give him a call in the moring and have a look.

why have you decided to go for foam tubes?
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why have you decided to go for foam tubes?
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Not working on any projects with foam tubes at the moment. Last one I recall working on was for patrol boats RIBs for a Middle Eastern country and that was some years ago.
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Old 21 September 2006, 04:25   #16
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sorry Adam it was my bad english that question was for Caledonia , going to look at your rib today

Adam was nice to chat sounds like you do alot of work, i called frank and he said can i call him in a week so ill try then. thanks for the help
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it was our client's preferance to use foam tubes, plus for commercial applications particularly when the vessel will be regularly coming alonside rough walls, piles etc, we think it is a more durable solution. You also save some space as the foad is typically a semi-circular cross-section and therefore doesn't come into the cockpit as far (the aluminium side shell does need some supprt though).

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Caledonia i guess you are using them on oil rigs ect? Do you have a website

Caterpillar 3126 and the Hamilton are power pack we have decided to go for.

We are coming up with a way of having a water (fish) tank fitted under the deck as we love are fishing, has anyone come across this in a rib.

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we have a old website, www.alnmaritec.co.uk but our new one at the same address is going to be launched shortly. Good luck with the project. I like the selection of engine and jets, should be a bomb proof set-up. Is it a Hamilton 274 you're using?

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In the end we went for Hamilton HJ322 with a Caterpillar 3126 should be a nice commercial set up . Had a look at your web you build some nice boats, i can see why you go for the foam its not what you call summer time in the pics rrrrrrrrrrr .

The rib that we are going to build is more for the tourist and fishing side of things, have you found a good way of keeping the noise level down? Have you come across any good fresh water fish holding that could be adapted to a rib?

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